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UPDATE: Tiger apologizes, says he expects to win the Masters

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WKOW) -- Tiger Woods apologized to fellow golfers for being bombarded with questions about his private life.

Woods told reporter that a reception by the Augusta National fans "blew me away."

Woods revealed Monday at a news conference that he had five stitches in his mouth after the infamous Thanksgiving night car crash.

He also took full blame for the personal failing that led to revelations of multiple extramarital affairs. And though he refused to say why he spent 45 days in rehabilitation, Woods says he intents to continue with his treatment.

Turning to the upcoming tournament, Woods says "nothing's changed" on the course and he still expects to win the Masters in his return to competition. His wife will not be joining him at Augusta.

Woods played a practice round with Fred Couples, and Jim Furyk joined them at the 13th hole.

The crowd gave a tepid but respectful response, and Woods even stopped to sign autographs on the way to the practice range.

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